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#1 posted 07-28-2017 02:01 PM

I’ve had great success with PSI Benjamins Best and Hurricane brands. Lots of debate about grades of hss, but these hold an edge for a reasonable amount of time. When I started I knew nothing about wood lathe tools and a lot of the info on the web is confusing, contradictory, and very opiniated – difficult to find objective data. Also, there are many ways to do many things with various tools. Many advocate by hi quality (expensive) tools and just buy as needed. Well hell, when starting how do know whats needed? There’s no club near me, so that wasnt an option. I opted to buy hi value tools, i could buy many types for the same $, try different tools and grinds and figure out for myself what I needed and liked. I can now by one more expensive tool that I know is what I want. And those hi value tools still get used a lot.

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